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Post AGM event - Metadata, taxonomies and retrieval

  • 5 Apr 2019
  • 2:15 PM - 7:00 PM
  • City, University of London


  • The event is free to full-time students. Please enter your university and course in the 'Organisation' box
  • Admission is free for ISKO members which ever ISKO Chapters they belong to.
  • Fees must be paid in advance – there is no provision for payment on arrival.
    If a booking is cancelled by 1st April any fee paid will be returned, less a £5 administrative charge. No refunds will be made for cancellations after that date or for non-attendance.

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13:30     ISKO UK AGM 

14:15     Registration for Metadata, Taxonomies and Retrieval

14.30     Welcome from ISKO UK and introductions -David Haynes, ISKO UK

14.40     Metadata enriching and filtering for enhanced collection discoverability

Getaneh Alemu, Solent University

The return on investment for academic libraries is chiefly tied to access, usage and impact. Without accurate, consistent and quality metadata on the one hand, and an easy-to-use and effective discovery service on the other, these valuable resources may remain invisible and inaccessible to users. In this talk, Getaneh aims to present four overarching metadata principles, namely: metadata enriching, linking, openness and filtering. And how these ideas help shape the metadata creation and discovery services at Solent University – focusing on the implementation of RDA and FRBR as well as the use of subject authority headings and authority controls.  

Slides: ISKO-2019 April 5th-Getaneh-Metadata-Enriching and Filtering.pdf

Audio recording: ISKOUK-Apr-2019ΓÇô01-GetanehAlemu.mp3

15.10     Developing a common language: how a single taxonomy can serve an entire organisation - Thomas Alexander, Cancer Research, UK

Thomas will review the ways in which well-resolved taxonomies and metadata help users find what they’re looking for at Cancer Research, UK.  Their platform-agnostic approach has begun to reap rewards across the whole organisation.  The taxonomy is an ever-expanding common language that is being used for both external purposes (primarily the website) and internal usage (knowledge management, research content, intranet).

Slides: TaxonomyInSPISKO Tom Alexander.pdf

Audio recording: ISKOUK-Apr-2019ΓÇô02-TAlexander.mp3

15.40     Refreshments

16.20     Facing taxonomy challenges in digital publishing - Niké Brown, Wiley

Niké Brown has worked as an information management professional in the publishing industry for over 20 years after graduating in Information Management and Publishing. Now working at Wiley’s as Enrichment Capability Specialist, her previous experience was as Online Content Manager and Content Architect at Wolters Kluwer UK.

Slides: ISKO-AGM-N Brown presentation-v2.pdf

Audio recording: ISKOUK-Apr-2019ΓÇô03-Nike_üBrown.mp3

16.50     W3C Semantic Web standards and discoverability of the regulatory rulebooks - Eugene Morozov

Eugene is an Engineering Practice Lead at Lab49, a strategy, design and technology consulting company specializing in capital markets. He is interested in the use of Semantic Web standards to improve timeliness and reduce costs of regulatory compliance for regulators and regulated firms in financial services. He also runs Semantic Web London meetup.

There is a growing awareness among capital market participants of the opportunities presented by making regulatory rulebooks, taxonomies and ontologies readable by machines, but Model-Driven Machine Executable Regulation (MDMER) is still a developing field. W3C Semantic Web standards have a large role to play in discoverability of the regulatory rulebooks and assessment of their impact on regulated firms. We'll look into the current state of its use by US and EU financial regulators.

Slides: Regulatory Rulebook Discoverability.pdf

Audio recording: ISKOUK-Apr-2019ΓÇô04-EMorozov.mp3

17.20     Panel session

"Metadata and Taxonomies: Best hidden behind the scenes, or fully exposed to users?"

Audio recording: ISKOUK-Apr-2019ΓÇô05-Panel.mp3

1745       Session ends

18.00     Networking, wine and light refreshments

19.00     Close

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